Yep, Citizen Queen is skank. Beautiful skank, actually, sort of a gateway drug... the first skank I ever loved. Before CQ, I liked Rumba and disliked the animalic quality of Joy; after CQ, I moved on to Bal a Versailles in extrait, which is not for the faint-hearted. A friend had sent me a sample without warning me, and I wore it TO WORK... ack! Got some funny looks. (I do the books in an auto parts store and work with mostly men.)
I don't get the chypre designation either. I do get a lot of transparent woody rose and violet in CQ, but it's Rose in Fishnets, Leather Heels and Naughty Purple Lingerie. Needless to say, my husband loves it, and it's become my shorthand for "Hey, you wanna?"